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Post Hurricane Irma Update Information Here      Collier County Government offices will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 23 and Friday, Nov. 24, in observation of Thanksgiving.

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Demographics

Collier County's demographics (Zoom Prospector)

More Collier County demographics information (State office of Economic and Demographic Research)

 

Education 

Collier County Public Schools
Florida South Western State College
Hodges University
Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU)

 

Industry and Labor

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Employment Figures (December 2016)

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Labor Force Figures (December 2016)

Current Collier County labor force and employment figures

Collier County demographics, including labor, employment, financial health and population

Workforce and Education

 

Economic Indicators

Southwest Florida Regional Economic Indicators (December 2016)

Business climate

Demographic and Economic Indicators

Florida Gov. Rick Scott lauds Naples area growth, nearly 5,000 jobs from January-July 2016(August 2016)

Goods exports from the Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island metropolitan area totaled $253 million in 2015, an increase of $14 million, or 5.9 percent, from 2014, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce.

 

2016 State Business Tax Climate Index

Florida is in the Top 10 nationwide for states with the best business tax climates

Hodges University 2015 Collier County Business Climate Survey

 

Our Business Partners

Opportunity Naples , The Partnership for Collier's Future Economy (Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce)

Southwest Florida Economic Development Alliance

 

Quality of Life

See our fabulous lifestyle here.

Collier County is best known for its beaches and tropical climate, with plenty of sunshine, water, wildlife and a unique environmental ecosystem consisting of preserves, sanctuaries, swamps and estuaries.

Healthy living

Top tourist attractions

Arts, music at Artis--Naples

United Arts Council of Collier County

Art Council of Southwest Florida

Collier County Public Library

The Naples Players at Sugden Community Theatre

Gulfshore Playhouse theater

Florida's Paradise Coast (things to do, beaches, hotels, music, jazz, events)

Sports and recreation

 

Accolades and Rankings

SmartAsset ranks Florida No. 6 nationwide as best place for an early retirement due to 0 state taxes and number of doctors' offices.

Naples Recognized by Conde Nast Traveler’s 2016 Readers Choice Award

Naples selected as a top retirement destination by Where to Retire in 2016

Travel + Leisure magazine names Naples No. 3 in America's Best Beach Towns 2016 

Coastal Living magazine names Naples No. 3 on America's 10 Best Beach Towns for Christmas

Travel + Leisure magazine names Naples No. 27 in America's Favorite Towns 2016

USA Today’s 10 Best Reader’s Choice poll voted Naples the nation’s top “Best Destination for Luxury Travelers” in September 2015

Rated No. 3 place to start a business in Florida by NerdWallet in 2015

Two North Naples beaches were ranked among 2015's 10 best beaches in America by Dr. Beach, the coastal expert and environmental scientist.

Naples ranked #1 in Forbes Magazine’s list of Best Cities for Future Job Growth in 2014

Marco Island ranked #4 in TripAdvisor’s List of Best Islands in the World

Naples ranked #9 in Smithsonian Magazine’s list of the Best Small Towns in America

Naples ranked #4 in The University of British Columbia’s list of Happiest Cities in U.S.

Naples ranked #2 in Coastal Living’s list of America’s Happiest Seaside Towns

Collier County ranked #2 in the state of Florida in health outcomes by the annual County Health Rankings from the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute

 

 

 

 

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